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Electricity Distribution
Application for License for Electricity Distribution

Contact Email: alexis.mutware@rura.rw, Contact Phone: 250788758071

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Required documents for your application
First time application:
  • Trade registration certificate/Legal personality for cooperatives
  • Business plan
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Certificate
  • Memorandum of understanding/Concession agreement between the Republic of Rwanda and applicant pertaining to the activity to be licensed
  • District authorization approving planned activities at the site
  • Copies of applicant’s financial statements audited by an independent auditor for the previous three years for the existing companies and the initial balance sheet for newly formed companies
  • Other relevant information detailed in the Electricity Licensing Regulations
  • Power purchase agreement
Renewal:
  • Trade registration certificate/Legal personality for cooperatives
  • Business plan
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Certificate
  • Memorandum of understanding/Concession agreement between the Republic of Rwanda and applicant pertaining to the activity to be licensed
  • District authorization approving planned activities at the site
  • Copies of applicant’s financial statements audited by an independent auditor for the previous three years for the existing companies and the initial balance sheet for newly formed companies
  • Other relevant information detailed in the Electricity Licensing Regulations
  • Power purchase agreement
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Payable fee for the license
First time application:
  • Application fee: 500 USD
  • Very large distributors 100MW (864 GWh) and above: 30,000 USD
  • Large distributors From 50 MW (432 GWh) but less than 100 MW (864 GWh): 20,000 USD
  • Medium Distributors From 10 MW (86,4 GWh) but less than 50 MW (432 GWh): 15,000 USD
  • Small distributors up to 10MW From 1 MW (8,64 GWh) but less than 10 MW (86,4 GWh): 10,000 USD
  • Very small distributors Less than 1 MW (8,64 GWh): 5,000 USD
Renewal:
  • Application fee: Free
  • Very large distributors 100MW (864 GWh) and above: Free
  • Large distributors From 50 MW (432 GWh) but less than 100 MW (864 GWh): Free
  • Medium Distributors From 10 MW (86,4 GWh) but less than 50 MW (432 GWh): Free
  • Small distributors up to 10MW From 1 MW (8,64 GWh) but less than 10 MW (86,4 GWh): Free
  • Very small distributors Less than 1 MW (8,64 GWh): Free
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License Validity

Varies

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Processing time
60
Within 60 days
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